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17 Altruistic Housing Projects

From $20-Per-Month Homes to Social Good Realters

— June 1, 2012 — Social Good
"Home is where the heart" is or so the saying goes and these altruistic housing projects take that message and spin it into a successful business initiative.

This Social Business top list is full of range. For instance, there is WorldHaus, a social enterprise that works with the rural poor in order to deliver safe, low-income housing for people all around the globe. And then there's 'Brokers for Charity' which is a real estate firm that donates 10 percent of commissions toward various charities.

The United States housing bubble has changed up the way a lot of people relate toward not only the housing industry, but also just home in general. What should a home look like? How can folks design a community to their liking? Can you have control over that? Well, some of these innovations featured here as altruistic housing projects aim to do just that.
Rehabilitating Social Enterprises
Rehabilitating Social Enterprises
Aspire Ensures That Those with Spinal Injuries are Not Forgotten
Stigma-Stopping Initiatives
Stigma-Stopping Initiatives
The SOS Gangs Project Guides Ex-Offenders Through Resettlement
Low-Income Assisted Care
Low-Income Assisted Care
Mia Senior Living Solutions Offers Affordable Services
Enduring Living Designs
Enduring Living Designs
'Beyond Green' Promotes Sustainable Practices Through Consultancy
Charity-Donating Home Brokerages
Charity-Donating Home Brokerages
Do Good Real Estate Strives to Make a Difference
Philanthropic Real Estate
Philanthropic Real Estate
'Brokers for Charity' Donates 10% of Commissions Each Time a Deal Closes
Imaginative Care Supporters
Imaginative Care Supporters
Community Catalysts Develops Radical Solutions to Social Issues
Altruistic Real Estate
Altruistic Real Estate
3Space Joins Social Entrepreneurs with Owners of Vacant Properties
High-Quality Low-Income Housing
High-Quality Low-Income Housing
The Fez Ta Pronto Construction System Builds Foundations
Neighborhood  Energy Farms
Neighborhood Energy Farms
Community Solar Gardens are Sprouting Up Everywhere
Clean Tech for Non-Profits
Clean Tech for Non-Profits
Sun Light & Power Offers Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy
Cohousing Companies
Cohousing Companies
McCamant & Durrett Architects Offer Collaborative Design and Living
Social Good Realtors
Social Good Realtors
GIVE Group Gives 25% of Commissions to Charities of Their Clients' Choice
Microloans for Homelessness?
Microloans for Homelessness?
Beyond the Cardboard Shares Stories, Interviews and Resources
Socially Conscious Comforters
Socially Conscious Comforters
Blanket Statements is a One-for-One Company Helping Women's Shelters
$20-Per-Month Homes
$20-Per-Month Homes
Each WorldHaus is Built in 10 Days and is Designed for the World's Rural Poor
Utopic Eco Villages
Utopic Eco Villages
Costa Rica's Kopali Communities Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line